Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

YS046

Incident date

October 14–15, 2019

Location

مخيم جرابلس, Jarablus camp/city, Aleppo, Syria

Airwars assessment

Four civilians, including one to three children, were injured in alleged SDF or PKK artillery strikes on Jarabulus city/camp in the night of October 14/15th 2019, according to several local sources.

@ShahbaPress tweeted that Jarabulus camp was targeted by SDF forces after midnight. The Syrian Civil Defence however wrote in a Facebook post on October 15th that “four civilians, including a child, were injured as a result of artillery shelling in Jarablus city yesterday evening”.

@aa_arabic reported that the mortars were fired by PKK militia from the Ain Al Arab/Kobani area and that three children were injured.

According to the Shaam News Network, “Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday [Oct 15th] targeted a camp for displaced people near Jarablus city in eastern Aleppo countryside, causing injuries and material damage in the camps of civilians fleeing death and shelling.”

The incident occured around midnight.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • A Syrian Civil Defence volunteer looking at the site of alleged SDF/YPG artillery strikes on Jarabulus camp in Aleppo governorate on October 14/15th 2019 (via SCD on Facebook).
  • The aftermath of alleged "SDF shelling" on Jarablus camp, Oct 14th (via Shaam)

YPG forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    YPG forces
  • YPG forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    YPG forces

Sources (12) [ collapse]